Peru Divide Part 1 Day 2: Tickled Pink in Ticllos
Peru Divide Part 1 Day 4: Making Music

July 5, 2017

Another day


What happened…

Andrew writes: It was tough leaving today. The Italians were making pizza dough, promising us another exquisite meal and wonderful company. We had places to go and things to see however, and so we were off. The ride today ended up being a “full-day” though, with an equal mix of up and downhill. We met Georgina “Georgie” Rutherford, an Australian who is seven months out of Ushuaia heading for Colombia. She has probably the least amount of gear that I’ve seen on a trans-continental cyclist since that guy wearing blue jeans with a guitar strapped to his bike that I met in Long Beach, California back in 2007. We recommended Georgie cut her day short in Ticllos and to enjoy the pizza-pie. I felt a bit of jealousy at this point. And so on we continued southward, towards Rajan. There were few opportunities to find water though, and so I think we ended up riding a little bit longer than we had planned and we knew that we would fall short of our planned destination. Fortunately we found an abandoned mining town with a gushing waterfall, and a nice spot to camp and we enjoyed a nice night with a full-moon above us.


Amanda writes: One of the things I like best about cycling with Nici and Philip is the pace when they are pedalling. Andrew seems less inclined to pressure me to go faster or further. Today was a pretty long slog of up, up and more up. We all agreed at almost the exact same moment to pull the plug when we found a flat spot. Nici seemed to have the most energy of all of us near the end of the day as she pedalled up a really steep hill that I was ready to push. It’s great when you’re with someone who inspires you to push a bit harder and I was glad to have Nici and Philip by our side today. Tomorrow promises to have some downhill so we’re looking forward to that.

The aerial view of our ride:



Today’s Photographs

Peru Divide Part 1 Day 2: Tickled Pink in Ticllos
Peru Divide Part 1 Day 4: Making Music